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Quick Start Guide


Before You Begin


If your screws are not long enough to reattach the bracket with the spacer in place, attach the bracket directly to the case without the spacer. LINK/ACT--Each green LED lights up when a connection is made through its corresponding port. It flashes when the corresponding port is active. SPEED--On non-PoE switches, a green LED indicates that the port is operating at the maximum speed for that model of switch (fast ethernet or gigabit ethernet). PoE--On PoE switches, a green LED indicates that PoE is active on that port. The switch can deliver a maximum of 15.4W to a PoE port. See the ESW 500 Series Administration Guide for platform PoE power limitations.

This guide is designed to familiarize you with the general layout of the switches, and how to begin installing them in a standard configuration. Your particular switch model may not have all of the features or functionality described in this guide. For more detailed information on the individual switches, see the ESW 500 Series Administration Guide.

ESW-520-48 Ports

Switch Location Considerations

The switch can be placed on a desktop or mounted in a rack. If you choose the desktop option, install the four rubber feet (included) on the bottom of the switch.

Switch LEDs

PWR--A green LED lights up and remains lit when the switch is powered on. FAN--A green FAN LED lights up to indicate that the cooling fan is operating properly. A blinking red FAN LED indicates that the cooling fan has failed. ESW-540-24 Ports RPS--A green RPS LED lights up to indicate that RPS is connected and operating properly. A blinking red RPS LED indicates an RPS fault.



Wall-Mounting the switch is discouraged due to the size and weight of the device.

Rack Mount Installation Tips · Ambient Temperature--To prevent the switch from overheating, do not operate the

switch in an area that exceeds an ambient temperature of 104 degrees (40 C).

STEP 3 After the mounting hardware has been securely attached, the switch is now

ready to be installed into a standard 19-inch rack as shown. ESW-540-48 Ports

· Size--The switch can be mounted in any standard size, 19-inch wide rack. Each

Switch requires 1RU of space.


Port Descriptions

# 1 Port Switch Ports Description The switch is equipped with auto-sensing, Ethernet (802.3) network ports which use RJ-45 connectors. The Ethernet ports support network speeds of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1000 Mbps. They can operate in half and full-duplex modes. Auto-sensing technology enables each port to automatically detect the speed of the device connected to it, and adjust its speed and duplex accordingly. These ports are typically used for devices such as PCs, servers, IP phones and Access Points, and are highlighted RED in the examples. These ports are typically used for connecting to other switches, routers, or network backbone devices, and are highlighted in YELLOW in the examples. The mini-GBIC ports are considered uplink ports.

Getting Started with the Configuration

Cisco Small Business Pro ESW 500 Series Switches Package Contents

· ESW 500 Series Switch · Power Cord · Mounting Hardware · Rubber Feet for Desktop Mounting · Serial Cable · Quick Start Guide · ESW 500 Series CD

· Reduced Air Flow--If you install the switch in a rack, be sure that there is adequate

air flow as required.

Switch Ports and LEDs

The LEDs and network ports are located on the front panel of the switch. Refer to the following four front panel diagrams, as well as the Port Descriptions table, for details on port functionality.

· Mechanical Loading--Be sure that the switch is level and stable when you mount

the switch in a rack to avoid any hazardous condition.

This section contains information for starting the Switch Configuration Utility to provision the switch features. There are four different options to connect to the switch and three to launch the Switch Configuration Utility. They are:

· Circuit Overloading--Do not overload the power outlet or circuit when installing

multiple devices in a rack.

· Using the default static IP address of the switch · Using Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA) · Using a dynamic IP address allocated to the switch via DHCP (from DHCP server)

This option is considered to be plug and play.

· Reliable Grounding--Be sure that the switch is grounded and uses suitable

electrical supply connections. To use the rack-mount option, follow these instructions:

Switch Ports

· Using the Console (this does not launch the Switch Configuration Utility and is

recommended for advanced users only) This guide discusses two different options; using the static IP address procedure when the switch is deployed as a standalone device, or using CCA when the switch is deployed in a Cisco Smart Business Communication Systems (SBCS) network with a UC520 or SR520. The other options are described in detail in the "Getting Started" section of the ESW 500

STEP 1 Remove the four screws from each side of the front of the switch. Retain the

screws for re-installation. Do not remove the four screws from each side of the back of the switch.


Uplink Ports

STEP 2 Place one of the supplied spacers on the side of the switch so the four holes

align to the screw holes. Place a rack mount bracket next to the spacer and reinstall the four screws removed in step 1. ESW-520-24 Ports 3

mini-GBIC The mini-GBIC (Gigabit Interface Converter) port is a connection Ports point for a mini-GBIC expansion module, allowing the switch to be uplinked via fiber to another switch. Each mini-GBIC port provides a link to a high-speed network segment or individual workstation at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. The mini-GBIC ports are highlighted in GREEN in the examples.

Series Administration Guide.

Configuring the Switch with a Static IP Address

To install the switch:


STEP 1 Make sure there are no devices connected to the switch and that the switch

is not connected to the network. Power up the switch by plugging in the power cord.

Details on how to change the IP address on your PC depend upon the type of architecture and operating system you are using. Use your PCs local Help and Support functionality and search for "IP Addressing".

Change the static management IP address from to an IP address that matches the IP addressing subnet in the network that the ESW500 switch will be deployed.

Once you have connected to the community, the Topology View appears and will show the ESW 500 Series Switch.

STEP 3 If you are using the mini-GBIC port, insert the mini-GBIC module to the miniGBIC port. For more instructions about the mini-GBIC module, see the instructions that came with the module.


It is expected that the IP address to be assigned to the switch is known prior to installation, based on the network topology.


Any devices connected to a switch are not shown in the Topology View of Cisco Configuration Assistant version 1.9.

STEP 4 If required, power on the devices connected to the switch. The corresponding

LED for each active port will light up on the switch.

STEP 5 Open a web browser. Cisco recommends Internet Explorer version 7 or higher,

or FireFox version 3. If you are prompted to install Active-X plugin when connecting to the switch, follow the prompts to accept the plugin.

STEP 10 Select the Static IP Address radio button and enter an IP address, Network

Mask, and User-defined Default Gateway that matches the IP addressing subnet in the network that the ESW500 switch will be deployed. Click Apply.

STEP 4 Right-click on the switch to see three options, Device Manager, Properties, and

Annotation. Click on Device Manager.

STEP 5 You are now ready to begin configuring the switch. For details, refer to the "Getting Started" section of the ESW 500 Series Administration Guide. Start

with the "Connecting to the Switch" section, then proceed to "Common Configuration Tasks".


If the switch was previously connected to the network, it may have obtained an IP address from a DHCP server. To perform a static IP address installation, disconnect all devices and remove the switch from the network. Then perform a power cycle of the switch by unplugging the power cable, waiting 5 seconds, and plugging it back in.

STEP 6 Enter in the address bar and press Enter. The Login Page


STEP 7 Enter a user name and password. The default user name is cisco and the default password is cisco. Passwords are both case sensitive and alphanumeric.


The PC will lose the connection to the switch at this point.

STEP 11 Reconfigure the PC back to its original IP address configuration.



Where to Go From here


STEP 2 Connect a PC to switch port 1 with an Ethernet cable. STEP 3 Make note of your PCs current IP address settings, and record them for future


STEP 8 Click Login. The Switch Configuration Utility System Dashboard Window appears.

STEP 4 Place the PC on the same subnet of the switch by configuring the PC with the

following parameters: ­ ­ ­ Static IP address -- Subnet mask -- Default gateway --

Configuring the Switch Using Cisco Configuration Assistant (CCA)


Use CCA to configure the switch when it is deployed in a Cisco Smart Business Communications System (SBCS) network with a UC520 or SR520. The configuration is more plug and play in this environment, and assumes you are familiar with CCA. The Switch Configuration Utility will launch in a new browser window. You can now continue with configuring the switch. Additional information is described in detail in the "Getting Started" section of the ESW 500 Series Administration Guide.

ESW 500 Series CD

· End User License Agreement · U.S. FCC Notice · Link to the ESW 500 Series Administration Guide · Regulatory Information

ESW 500 Series Administration Guide ESW 500 Series Support

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STEP 9 Click Monitor & Device Properties > System Management > IP Addressing > IPv4 interface. The IPv4 Interface window appears.

STEP 1 Power on the ESW 500 series switch, and connect one of the designated

uplink ports on the switch to the expansion port on the UC520 or one of the switch ports on the SR520

STEP 2 Connect the PC with CCA 1.9 or higher installed to any access switch port on

the ESW 500 or alternately, the UC520 or SR520.


Connecting Devices

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Perform the steps in this section to connect devices to the switch.

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STEP 3 Connect to an existing community, or create a new one. STEP 1 Connect devices such as a PC, IP Phone, Access Point, or a Server to one

of the numbered ports on the switch using an Ethernet cable.

STEP 2 Connect uplink devices, such as a Cisco UC520, Cisco SR520, or another type

of router to one of the uplink ports on the switch using an Ethernet cable.



Cisco strongly recommends using Cat5e or better cable. When you connect your network devices, make sure you don't exceed the maximum cabling distance of 100 meters (328 feet)


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